Tenure Track Professor in Teacher Education/Elementary Education/Early Education

Department of Education

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for a tenure track Professor of Education position to begin in August, 2023. This position would focus on work with students majoring in Elementary Education/Early Education. The Teacher Education department offers programs leading to licensure in 13 areas and is collectively one of the largest programs on campus. Primary responsibilities will include teaching a range of teacher preparation courses, including pedagogy and methodology, with an emphasis on elementary education (grades 1 – 6).

Qualifications include Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction or another closely related field. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, experience with the edTPA, and at least 3 years’ experience in K-12 teaching with diverse learners is essential. The ideal candidate will be adept in the use of instructional technology, be familiar with Illinois teacher preparation standards, be committed to the concept that all students can be productive members of our communities and be interested in joining a campus community that promotes diversity, respect, and inclusion. This position is to fill a retiring position in an expanding department and we are looking for an energetic addition to our team.

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such, we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Send resume, cover letter including a diversity statement describing what diversity means to you and why it is important, the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current and professional references to:  Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL  62626 or email hr@blackburn.edu. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of completed application.